Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.

Alexander Pope, Letter to John Gay
6 October 1727

The day before yesterday Joe Biden said, “Last night in Kabul, the United States ended twenty years of war in Afghanistan; the longest war in American history. We completed one of the biggest airlifts in history, with more than 120,000 people evacuated to safety. That number is more than double what most experts thought were possible.”

That number is quadruple what some people are saying actually got to safety. Everyone does not agree with Biden’s numbers. But there Biden stood, nonetheless, on Monday, telling us that “no nation has ever done anything like it in all of history. Only the United States had the capacity and the will and the ability to do it….” He said that “the assumption that the Afghan government would be able to hold on [with all the training and money we poured into them] … turned out not to be accurate.”

Biden said the Taliban had promised to allow free passage for Americans out of the country. He spoke of overland routes out of the country. “The Taliban has made public commitments on safe passage for anyone to leave including those who worked alongside Americans.” Since the Taliban has already been executing Afghans who worked with America, Biden’s trustful stance seems unrealistic. “I take responsibility for this,” said Biden. Then he added, “My predecessor made a deal with the Taliban.”

Why not compare what Biden said on Monday with what someone directly involved with the evacuation has to say. What follows was written by an anonymous intelligence source.

Anonymous Offers Different Assessment

Much of the official narrative regarding the recent withdrawal from Afghanistan is untrue. The U.S. Government says it evacuated some 120,000 people — “the largest airlift ever” — from the Hamid Karzai International Airport (HKIA). But the various databases that logged the data suggest that the real number is closer to 30,000. That leaves a lot of affiliates and others scratching their heads wondering what the 90,000-person discrepancy will be used for, other than to try to appease the angry American veterans, and the patriotic public.

We are looking at a phenomenon that might be called human laundering, analagous to money laundering. Where the latter refers to making illicit funds appear to have a legitimate source; the former might have been arranged to make questionable foreign entry appear valid. US officials are now poised to human launder some 90,000 people — people they can claim to have airlifted out of Hamid Karzai International Airport (HKIA), and who they can now legitimize and resettle in selected locations, without the American public ever being the wiser.  

Put another way, if we define human laundering as the reclassification, by database manipulation (or insertion), of a person’s nationality, race, gender, and other identifying characteristics, to make it appear they are immigrating from a known source, then, presto, government officials now have 90,000 opportunities to bring people of their own choosing through our immigration system and resettle them wherever they please, and for their own political purposes, no questions asked

Think of  90,000 people from the South Pole being resettled as Afghan refugees in Texas. Much like the Federal Reserve’s ability to create money with the stroke of a key, someone now was the ability to make 90,000 people into legitimate and documented refugees from Afghanistan, without the cumbersome and expensive process associated with legitimizing those that come across our boarders illegally.

At present, various government entities are actively consolidating the databases kept by NGOs (and others) during the two weeks of airlift activity from Kabul. Once they do, I predict we will see a national security classification requirement attached to that data, so that no reporter or other member of the public will ever see it again. 

For the doubters out there, please consider the following: Many non-government individuals were involved in evacuating the known 30,000 people from HKIA. These individuals are aware that the majority of this 30,000 had to be vetted, deconflicted, and allowed though the HKIA gate. This process, which was database driven, was even applied to the brave few who scaled the airport walls to get in (with the help of courageous Marines). And there is the inconvenient fact that the databases that were employed were built, implemented and propagated with the blessing of the U.S. Government, but out of the Government’s immediate control. And of course, if you have been to HKIA you would be aware of the limitations of the infrastructure that could not possibly process 120,000 during the period in question.

Furthermore, legions of planes departed HKIA with partial loads and in many cases no loads. If you are skeptical, watch for the coming litigation from aggrieved donor entities that paid for those empty planes. Dozens of NGO-affiliated people received literally scores of texts from aircraft on the ground at HKIA pleading for more bodies to fill their planes.  And no, despite the contrary reporting of the media, there was no “secret” gate through which thousands of Afghans magically entered the airfield, boarded planes and flew off into the sunset.  There was only the Santa Cruz gate where a relatively small number of targeted evacuees were allowed entry.

Now that we are witnessing a full-court press to aggregate these database(s) under the national security umbrella, they will disappear from all and any scrutiny. Only yesterday, one of these large databases, with (let us say) 7000 records, was shared with government officials, ostensibly to support an effort to determine the number of Americans who remain unaccounted for. I have my own estimate of that number (based on the evaluation of the actual data) but out of respect for the few vestiges of operational security remaining around this debacle, I will not disclose it now.

For the benefit of those with a statistical background, we know that all of the data sets tell basically the same (or close to the same) story. While the individual names are different, the layout of the types of individuals, within those data sets, are about the same.

For every American citizen (“AMCIT”) who was airlifted, we have an equal number of, or even fewer, special immigrant visa-holders (“SIV”).  For every one AMCIT or SIV, however, we are seeing about nine (9) Afghan nationals. Thus the data overwhelmingly swings toward the everyday Afghan national who possesses no special credentials. 

If we take a step back and view these datasets relationally, we see that both individually and collectively they convey to us the same nine-to-one breakdown, namely, about nine Afghan nationals are in the databases per every one credentialed evacuee (AMCIT or SIV). 

In their current decentralized form, one can visualize all those datasets as being a blockchain or hyper-ledger. Every entry is a decentralized copy of the original dataset. The redundancy and decentralized nature of the information in separate datasets tells a story that can be validated by all of the information put together. But even if we don’t have access to some future combined “hyper-ledger” we can look at those datasets in a decentralized way and conclude that the story is uniform.

If the majority of the datasets are gathered together, however, a new storyteller would be able to gain consensus as a result of controlling the majority of the data entries from a single point.  Were that to happen, i.e., if the individual datasets all get thrown into one single location, then the owner of that new consensus data can tell you it reflects almost anything. This is because any remaining single dataset that tells a different story will now be so small in comparison to the consensus set as to be inconsequential.

All of this may be long winded, but it is an important exercise designed to highlight key points. In our specific and very important case, we are making a claim by using the datasets to extrapolate the number of Americans that were NOT recovered and the number of Afghans that were NOT relocated.  In summary, not only do we know that the USG’s published numbers are incorrect from an operational standpoint, but we also know this is so from a stastistical standpoint, based on an examination of the un-manipulated individual datasets. The statistics bear out as true, even in the numbers from the White House. Anyone can see that there is a 9:1 (or more) data set in favor of Afghan nationals compared to American citizens; they are saying it themselves. But if the stated number of AMCIT evacuees is wrong because it is too high, then how much bigger is the dataset consisting of Afghan nationals? And where do those individuals come from to make up the difference? Which brings us back to the human laundering presupposition.

There is more that is not as it seems. There is more to the Afghan airlift story than meets the eye.  In a future posting, I hope to describe the incredible efforts of the unsung heroes within this saga as well as those that deserve disdain.

Related Reporting

Department of Defense Twitter: Gen. McKenzie: In total, U.S. military and coalition aircraft combined to evacuate more than 123,000 civilians, which were all enabled by U.S. military service members, who were securing and operating the airfield.  August 30, 2021


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42 thoughts on “Afghanistan: Act 2 of the Bug-Out Scandal

  1. With each passing day I feel more anger. Then I realize that any action taken will come to naught if not directed toward the power brokers. So, I suppose we oldsters are left in the position of making a stand when the door breaks. And that’s okay. I’ve already made my peace with it. Hope I can hold up my end before the lights go out.

      1. Yes, I do understand. I just happen to live in an area devoid of proactive concern beyond illegal traffic that is covered by BP, HP and local LE such as it is. There seems to be no general interest apart from that; and life continues unabated.

      2. Interesting videos considering that I’m 2nd generation American of Russian/Hungarian descent.

  2. “My Führer! I report to you eight thousand SA men mustered inside the Sportpalast and eight thousand in front of the Sportpalast – makes together eighty eight thousand!”

    – Franz Danimann: Flüsterwitze und Spottgedichte unterm Hakenkreuz. Wien: Böhlau, 1983.
    (Translation mine.)

  3. I’d like to purchase your book. I don’t do PayPal. May I send you a check? Will you please send me a P.O. box to which I may mail it? Kind regards, DH

      1. Jeff, I can’t remember if I mentioned this before.
        You kindly mailed me your ‘Origins of The Fourth World War’. It took, as you warned 6-7 weeks to arrive. All but two days of that time were spent within the domestic USPS system. When it arrived at the UK, it was opened by the UK Border Force despite being clearly and accurately labelled, and eminently scan-able as a closed package to verify it was in fact a book. Sobering reflection of the state of things in my country.
        Perhaps it would be advisable to use Fedex or some other competent courier in future, and add the extra cost to the total – I quite often get things sent from the US this way and haven’t had any trouble, and the added cost is quite small.
        Thanks for the book btw – I am parallel-reading about half a dozen books atm, so making slow but steady progress!

  4. JEFF, READ:

    More Details Emerge On The Scores Of American Citizens And Afghan Allies That Were Left Behind In Kabul
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    CNN: ‘Majority’ of Afghans who worked for the US and applied for visas were likely left behind, State Department official says

    (CNN)”The majority” of Afghans who worked for the United States during its two-decade military campaign were likely left behind in the chaotic and rushed evacuation from Afghanistan, a senior State Department official said Wednesday.

    The official said they did not have a specific count of the Afghan Special Immigrant (SIV) applicants and family members who did not make it onto evacuation flights, “but I would say it’s the majority of them, just based on anecdotal information about the populations we were able to support.”

    More broadly, the official described an evacuation effort confronted by numerous challenges — one that left US officials who worked on the ground “haunted by the choices we had to make and by the people we were not able to help depart in this first phase of the operation.”

    “It wasn’t pretty. It was very challenging,” the senior official said, “and it involved some, some really painful trade-offs and choices for everyone involved.”

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/01/politics/state-department-official-sivs/index.html

    Update #1: State Dept Contradicts Biden, Says Vast Majority Of Interpreters & Visa-Eligible Afghans Were “Left Behind” (Zero Hedge)

    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/majority-interpreters-other-visa-eligible-afghans-were-left-behind-state-dept-official

    Update #2: Exclusive: In secret texts, U.S. military officials lamented leaving Americans behind in Kabul (Just The News)

    https://justthenews.com/government/security/were-americans-people-screaming-outside-gates-kabul-airport-turned-away

    Update #3: Even Biden’s own staff are disgusted he left Americans behind: Anonymous White House officials say they are ‘horrified’ citizens are still on the ground and we ‘failed a no-fail mission’ (Daily Mail)

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9948387/Bidens-staff-disgusted-withdrawal-Officials-horrified-citizens-ground.html

    __________________________

    THIS IS FROM THE DIRECT STATEMENTS FROM A FORMER MIDDLE LEVEL RUSSIAN DIPLOMAT WHO LIVES IN MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA; ABOUT THE MEGA SUPER-SH!T STORM THAT IS EXPLODING & GROWING INTENSIVELY ON ALL FRONTS:

    (QUOTE): So if the majority of interpreters and visa-eligible Afghans were “left behind” …. I repeat, a majority were left behind ….. who were the 130,000 that the U.S. airlifted out of Afghanistan?!?!?!?

    And as for the remaining Americans who are still stranded in Afghanistan, including two dozen American school children who are still somewhere near Kabul, who will be held accountable for that clusterf**k?

  5. Former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Claims Predator Drone Operator Was Ordered To Stand Down Against Kabul Airport Bomber

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    NewsBusters: BOMBSHELL: Former Deputy SECDEF Claims Predator Drone Operator Ordered To STAND DOWN Against Kabul Airport Bomber

    Univision aired a bombshell allegation in the midst of its coverage of the United States’ disastrous Afghanistan withdrawal.Per former Army Green Beret and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Roger Pardo-Maurer, the Department of Defense had knowledge of the homicide bomber at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, and scrambled a Predator drone only to order it to stand down as it locked on its target. Per Pardo-Maurer, the stand-down order was given in deference to negotiations with the Taliban.

    https://newsbusters.org/blogs/latino/jorge-bonilla/2021/09/01/bombshell-former-deputy-secdef-claims-predator-drone-operator

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    FROM THE DIRECT STATEMENT RESPONSE FROM FORMER MIDDLE LEVEL RUSSIAN DIPLOMAT WHO LIVES IN MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA:

    “Roger Pardo-Maurer is a former Obama defense official. I suspect that people that he still knows in the Department of Defense and elsewhere are talking to him. I would not be surprised if more leaks will be released in the coming days and weeks on the intelligence that was known about this bomber, and what action was planned to stop him if they knew he was a threat”.

  6. White House Refuses To Discuss President Biden’s Leaked Call With Ex-Afghan President Where It Is Revealed That He Knew The Afghan Army Was Collapsing Because It Was ‘Private’
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    ‘The content of the reporting is consistent with what we have said many times publicly,’ Jen Psaki, above, said of the leaked phone call between Biden and Ghani

    Daily Mail: Nothing to see here: Psaki REFUSES to discuss Joe’s leaked call with ex-Afghanistan President that reveals Biden KNEW Afghan army was collapsing, because it was ‘private’

    * ‘The content of the reporting is consistent with what we have said many times publicly,’ Psaki told reporters Wednesday

    * Biden focused much of his last call with Ghani on his ‘perception problem’ in the fight against the Taliban

    * ‘Changing perception’ is political spin, not a national security strategy,’ Rep. Jody Hice said

    * Biden pressed Ghani to bring together the government’s most prominent figures for a press conference. ‘That will change perception’

    * Biden said the US would provide aid if Ghani could project to the world that he ‘had a plan’ for fighting the Taliban

    * Republicans have called for Biden’s impeachment over Afghanistan, but Mitch McConnell on Tuesday threw cold water on the idea

    White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Wednesday she was ‘not going to get into’ the bombshell July 23 phone call between President Biden and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, where he implored the Afghan leader to ‘change the perception’ of the war with the Taliban.

    Psaki refused to comment as Republicans tore into the call where Biden told Ghani to try and show the world they were beating the Taliban ‘whether it is true or not.’

    ‘I’m not going to get into private diplomatic conversations or leaked transcripts of phone calls,’ the press secretary told reporters Wednesday.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9947471/Republicans-tear-Biden-bombshell-Ghani-call.html

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    FROM THE DIRECT STATEMENT RESPONSE FROM FORMER MIDDLE LEVEL RUSSIAN DIPLOMAT WHO LIVES IN MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA:

    “There is not much that White House press secretary Jen Psaki can say. The contents of the leaked transcript are very clear”.

    At least they are not saying the transcript is wrong.

    Previous Post: Leaked Phone Transcript Reveals That Contrary To What He Has Been Saying Publicly, President Biden Knew The Taliban Were Winning The Afghan War In July (August 31, 2021).

    Daily Mail: As Biden repeats claim that ‘nobody could have known’ Afghan Army would collapse, bombshell transcript from July reveals he pressured Afghan President Ghani to create ‘perception’ Taliban wasn’t winning ‘WHETHER IT’S TRUE OR NOT’

    * Reuters on Tuesday released excerpts from last call between Biden and Ghani before the Afghan president fled

    * They talked for about 14 minutes on July 23 as the Taliban advanced rapidly

    * Biden told his counterpart of a perception that the fight against the Taliban was not going well

    * ‘There is a need, whether it is true or not … to project a different picture,’ he said

    * Comments are indication Biden knew it was matter of time before Taliban won

    * In months leading up to withdrawal, Biden predicted pullout would go smoothly

    * Neither appeared to realize just how badly things would go

    * Less than four weeks later the Taliban had captured Kabul

    President Joe Biden wanted the now-departed Afghan president to create the ‘perception’ that his government was capable of holding off the Taliban – an indication he knew it was only a matter of time before the US ally fell to the Islamic group even while reassuring Americans at home that it would not happen.

    In the last phone call between Biden and his Afghan then-counterpart Ashraf Ghani, the American president said they needed to change perceptions of the Taliban’s rapid advance ‘whether it is true or not,’ according to excerpts published on Tuesday.

    Biden on Tuesday repeated his assertion that his team was caught flat-footed by the rapid Taliban takeover of the country.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9945031/Biden-told-Afghan-President-needed-change-perception-Talibans-rapid-advance.html

    Update: Exclusive: Before Afghan collapse, Biden pressed Ghani to ‘change perception’ (Reuters)

    https://news.yahoo.com/exclusive-call-afghan-collapse-biden-185511800.html

    “Someone just leaked a very damaging White house Presidential transcript to Reuters.”

    https://news.yahoo.com/excerpts-call-between-joe-biden-185744260.html

    DIRECT STATEMENT RESPONSE FROM FORMER MIDDLE LEVEL RUSSIAN DIPLOMAT WHO LIVES IN MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA (ALSO THE ABOVE “SOMEONE LEAKED A VERY DAMAGING” REMARK).

    “It reveals that contrary to President Biden’s message that he was surprised by how quickly the Taliban defeated the Afghan Army, President Biden already knew in July that the fight against the Taliban was going very badly and that defeat was rapidly approaching”.

    I will not be surprised if there will be more leaks in the coming days and weeks.

  7. Thanks for the interesting info.
    I would be interested to know whether the veterans also know something about the Germans and their Afghan colleagues, because here they lie so much that the beams bend.

  8. This is the Taliban’s spiritual leader, Hibatullah Akhundzada, who will be the supreme leader of Afghanistan;

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hibatullah_Akhundzada

    A serious man, wouldn’t you say? Oh how I wish the good people had serious men as leaders, and not the evil ones who do! As Yeats wrote in ”the Second Coming”;

    ”…The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity…”

  9. I very seriously doubt they got 130,000 out.

    C.S. Lewis described his current crop of “leaders” as men without chests. He nailed the ones we have as well.

      1. We live in a time as if, as Leon Bloy once said; ”greatness has been exiled from history”. Even an infernal greatness, a greatness in evil, has been abolished in this stage of the modern age. It is all so banal, although I doubt too many would want a new Timur-i-Lenk and Alexander or Genghis Khan and Napoleon around.

        Western medieval writers posited ”Nine Worthies” as exemplars or heroes to emulate;

        Three Pagans; Hector, Alexander the Great, and Julius Caesar

        Three Israelites; Joshua, King David, and Judas Maccabeus

        Three Christians; King Arthur, Charlemagne, and Godfrey of Bouillon

        And the ladies weren’t left out although I only know the Hebrew three of nine; Judith, Esther, and Jael.

        If people just were to emulate these people, knowing their stories, it would be a far better Age.

  10. https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2021/08/31/taliban-it-is-expected-china-will-support-us/

    @JRNyquist: How does this “arrangement”, mentioned in the article above, work? I know I’m stating the obvious here, but I think that it needs to be laid out here, briefly, for argument’s sake. Anyway, the Taliban are Islamist religious zealots, and the Chinese government is an atheistic Communist regime. So, would it be a case of “the enemy of my enemy is my friend”? Or would it be something else?

    1. The communists infiltrate all religious sects and causes. The objective is to take over the sect or religion from within. Then you employ it for your cause.

  11. Jeff, not sure if you can comment in regards to the Grand Solar Minimum, apparently Europe and India got early snow, the snow in India was 2 weeks early:

    EARLY-SEASON SNOWFALL HITS UTTARAKHAND, INDIA
    The cold of fall has intensified in the Indian mountains this week, particularly in Uttarakhand state.

    Along with the cold, snowfall has also begun accumulating across the higher Himalayan regions.

    The first snowfall of the season occurred on the peaks of Badrinath on Tuesday morning, reports uttarakhandnewsnetwork.com.

    Until now, September 13 was considered to be the beginning of winter — this year, however, the snow has arrived a full fortnight earlier than usual.

    The first flurries of the season blanketed the hills of Panchachuli on Sunday, closing roads and passes.

    This has frustrated local business owners as it has prevented tourists from reaching the region.

    EUROPEAN SKI AREAS OPEN IN SEPTEMBER AFTER HEAVY AUGUST DUMPS

    More than a dozen glacier ski areas are expected to be operating by the end of the month in Europe after heavy snowfall continues to blast the continent’s higher elevations.

    As reported by inthesnow.com, there have been several August snow dumpings on glaciers across the Alps, with the summer snowfall getting heavier in recent days.

    This was the scene at the top of Germany’s Zugspitze Glacier over the weekend just gone:

    These are impressive accumulations for August.

    While in neighboring Austria, heute.at recently reported that flakes have colored many mountain regions of Austria white, even though we are still in the summer month of August — a low pressure system over Central Europe is feeding cold air from the Arctic into the Alps, continued heute.at, which, as I regularly contend on Electroverse, is a symptom of low solar activity weakening the jet streams.

    And with September now upon us, the snow only looks set to get heavier:

    Many parts of Europe haven’t seen much a of summer this year.

    In fact, cold and wet weather have prevailed for the majority of 2021:

    And as recently tweeted by @peikko763, lakes across Finland are tracking much cooler than norma

    Temperatures at Näsijärvi and Längelmävesi are forecast to be colder than they have been for the past two+ decades:

    Europe’s chilly conditions have impacted the continent’s harvests, too.

    According to graincentral.com, harvest rains and quality issues have been observed across most of France, the western parts of Germany and large parts of Poland — they report that EU harvest woes are adding to the global wheat dilemma.

    Another upshot of this historically cold year is a surge in natural gas prices, due to shortages…

    https://electroverse.net/early-season-snowfall-in-india-european-ski-areas-see-heavy-august-snow-and-green-europe/

    1. Hi MRALEX, you seem to be very informed on climate changes and how they can affect food supply-chains. Compouding that with the possibility of an attack on the US and war on Europe, and the major crisis that such attacks would lead to I must ask:

      – Are you storing food andd supplies? If so, for how many years? Any tips?

      I consider myself somewhat informed (thanks Jeff) and have some money spared, but I keep asking myself what should I do and when…

      1. Canned food is essential, and having a garden as well. A good source of clean water and wood fuel with a wood-burning stove you can cook on. These are the essentials should everything collapse.

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